FAQ

What areas do you cover?

Driving School Redruth mainly covers the Redruth and Camborne area, but can deliver driver training in Truro, Falmouth, Penryn, Hayle, Helston, Penzance, Pool, and St Ives. If you live outside of these areas, but still within Cornwall, give Ian a call to find out if you would be eligible.

What do I need to do in order to start my driving lessons?

Before you actually start driving lessons you will need to get a provisional licence – this will allow you to drive legally on the road whilst you are taking your lessons.

You should be able to get hold of a provisional licence form from either from your local post office or through the Direct Gov website.

Do I need to have my eyes tested before I learn to drive?

It is advisable that you have your eyes checked by an optician before you start your driving lessons, especially if you have eye problems to begin with.

In order to drive a car safely you need to be able to read a number plate in good daylight from a distance of 20.5 metres – around five car lengths.

If you wear glasses or contacts normally then always wear them whilst driving.

What requirements do I need to meet in order to apply to be a taxi driver?

Anyone who is able to work legally in the UK and holds a full UK driver’s licence can learn to be a taxi driver.

Other requirements include:

  • Getting a criminal record check
  • A medical test
  • Taking a eye sight test
  • A knowledge test to prove you have geographical skills

How long will it take to do my Pass Plus?

Your Pass Plus training will take at least six hours, although it can take longer if your instructor feels it is necessary.

Is an Intensive Driving course going to be right for me?

An Intensive Driving course lives up to its name – intensive! From this perspective an Intensive Driving course may not be for everyone but the positives far out weight the negatives.

As a student taking an Intensive Driving course you will be taking in a lot of information from day one and this can help you to get real hands on experience. As you may take your test within days, this information will be fresh in your mind.